Help for Grandmother!
I’m hoping for some feedback on the personal amplifiers that are available. My challenge is that this is for my 96 year old grandmother who needs something very easy to operate, with no risk of falling out or getting lost. She no longer wears her ‘regular’ hearing aids for those reasons.
Her sister bought her one of the small amplifiers to try. It seemed easy enough, however the on/off/volume switch is hard to operate as it is so small for her fingers. I found similar models ranging from $30 - $150. I know these will not be as effective as professional hearing aid. But the hopes are that something is better than nothing, if it is easy enough for her to continue using it to help with TV and close conversations.
I had sent her my behind-the-head headset to use (instead of the inner-ear plugs.) While bulky, these were easy for her to use and of course no risk of losing them.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Adding to the challenge is the fact that I live quite far from her and am unable to help her directly. My brother will be visiting in next 4-6 weeks and could help more at that time.
Thanks for any comments or suggestions.